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Giving parents time to bond with their children

Having a baby born early can mean waiting weeks before you bring your baby home from hospital and added stress and emotional worry, juggling work and family commitments. A few of us are keen to give extra time to help any NHS colleague who is affected by premature birth.

We hope that by introducing extended leave we will give parents precious time to bond when any affected family is back home together. So we intend to begin maternity leave for any such colleague from the point their child is born - rather than their due date. This will allow them extras days or weeks to deal with the challenges of a premature birth and thus the NHS to show it truly can prove an exemplar. If you’re interested - feel free to check out our web launch via:

Ruairi O'Connor 3 months ago

The idea has been progressed to the next milestone.

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